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#90 Dan Pettinato
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 277
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Grass Valley, Calif.
High School: Nevada Union HS
Experience: 3 Letters

2012: Played in 11 games with four starts at defensive end and five starts at defensive tackle ... Tallied 34 tackles with 22 solo and 12 assisted ... Had 1.5 tackles for a loss of seven yards ... Stat line also included two passes broken up and one recovered fumble ... Had career-high six tackles at Oregon.

2011: Played in 12 games with three starts ... Had season-high four tackles at Colorado ... Totaled 16 tackles, eight solo and eight assisted ... Had 1.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards ... Recorded one sack for a loss of 13 yards against Louisiana.

2010: Redshirted his true freshman year.

High School: PrepStar All-West ... Delta Valley Conference Player of the Year after he led the Nevada Union Miners to an undefeated 5-0 record in league play ... 2009 Sacramento Bee All-Metro First-Team nods as an all-purpose player for head coach Dave Humphers ... All-Sac-Joaquin Section First-Team honors as selected by the National Football Foundation Sacramento Valley chapter ... Earned NU's Jim Brown Award as team MVP ... Club won the division championship at 13-1, finishing in Cal-Hi Sports Top 20 ... Had two TD catches and two sacks in the quarterfinal vs. Sheldon ... Logged 35 catches for 700 yards and eight touchdowns at tight end, with five sacks to go along with 87 tackles at defensive end his senior year ... As a junior, he had 64 tackles and eight sacks, earning Sac Bee Honorable Mention All-Metro honors as DL ... Played forward on the Miners' basketball squad.

Personal: His grandmother lives in Tucson and his uncles attended UA ... Majoring in sports and society.

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